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Top Takeaways from Greenbuild 2019

Greenbuild 2019 was held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, several SIG team members got to attend all or parts of the conference. Three team members share their top takeaways. From Jenn Mahon, Senior Sustainability Consultant WELL AP, LFA, GGP, Fitwel Ambassador, LEED Green Associate Overall, this was a great Greenbuild – the […]
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SIG’s Top 10 ENERGY STARS for 2019

1) 900 Third, New York, NY Client: Paramount GroupENERGY STAR Score: 87 SIG Engineer: Nick Kassanis Property Address: 900 3rd AvenueNew York, NY 10019 2) 100 Park Avenue, New York, NY Client: SL GreenENERGY STAR Score: 79 SIG Engineer: Aditya “Bala” Balamuralikrishna Property Address: 100 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10017 3) 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA […]
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SIG’s Top 10 Projects for 2019

1180 Peachtree 1180 Peachtree, also known as the “Symphony Tower”, is a 780,036 square foot, 41-story office tower developed by Hines and completed in February 2006 in Midtown Atlanta, GA. The building was the first high-rise office building in the southeastern United States to receive Gold certification under the LEED BD+C: Core & Shell rating […]
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Top 15 Picks for Books on Sustainability and Business

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Our friends at GBES, SIG’s education partner, have interviewed over 70 green building professionals through a series of podcasts, and one of the topics discussed focuses on book recommendations. Specifically, GBES guest speakers are asked what books they recommend concerning sustainability, green business and business trips. […]
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Top 10 Tips for Green Building Careers

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) When working on a green building project and wanting to get into the field or even having a few questions on green advocacy, communicating the specifics of a problem, as well as who to ask can prove to be an intimidating task. The purpose of this […]
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Smart Grids and Smart Buildings

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Did you know the commercial building sector wastes up to one third of a typical building’s power use1? Before delving into what a smart grid represents, it is important to understand what a smart building comprises. Green Tech companies are hired to meet the needs of […]
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Electric Vehicles: Then, Now, and Where We Are Going

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Then: The Emerging Market The electric car and concept of the electric motor is much older than you may imagine. Try and take a guess when the first electric vehicle hit the road in the United States. Did you guess 1890? If so, amazing, hats off […]
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Sustainability in Personal & Company Travel

By Truc Vu Engineering Analyst LEED Green Associate Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) According to Deloitte’s 2019 US Travel and Hospital Outlook Report, this past decade showed a tremendous rise in the US travel industry (1). Technological advancements in combination with the economy’s expansion make travel more accessible, cheap, and efficient, allowing consumers to spend more […]
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CALGreen, California’s first green building code

By Ali LoPiccolo Marketing Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) California is recognized for having ambitious climate and energy goals. Pursuit of these goals requires the state to seek thoughtful action while ensuring that the energy systems remain stable and accessible. As a part of California’s Building Standards Code, ‘Title 24 Part 11’ addresses the state’s […]
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A Glance at Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta

Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is proud to announce our participation in the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo for 2019. This year’s conference is especially exciting for SIG because it is being held in our home city of Atlanta, Georgia. The Greenbuild topic for 2019 is “A New Living Standard.” Greenbuild strives to bring together a […]
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